(via Randy's blog). Infoworld reports that IBM will enhance DB2 with .NET integration. Read the infoworld article here.
For me, this is the best news in months and for .NET this is one of the best things that could happen to .NET: other big corporations see the importance of supporting .NET in their software. DB2 will be able to host the CLR, but the article doesn't say if this means that for example an AS/400 will be able to run stored procedures in C#, because at the moment there is no CLR for OS/400 (DB2 now generates C from stored procedures which is compiled).
IBM will also release a native .NET provider for DB2 which is great, since their DB2 database can now only be accessed through OleDb from .NET (or you have to be brave enough to use the beta provider ;) ). All in all, great news, and I hope this action from IBM will trigger that other database vendor, Oracle to follow its path: include functionality to host the CLR inside the RDBMS.